finally started restoring the csl

Peter Coomaraswamy

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Rock on! You're at the fun stage now! Good luck and ask away- lots of folks know the CSL's here-

It looks really cool,

Peter
 

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not very good pictures

both from a quality of photo perspective and a rust perspective !!

the car was media blasted a couple of weeks ago so will see the real damage at the weekend.

good job W&N have a body sale on !!!
 

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I am having trouble loading pictures, but car is media blasted and have bought loads of panels from w&n......
 

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rear parcel shelf speaker holes welded and seam around wheel arch on back seat support fully welded for strength...
 

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went to see progress at the weekend. I now have a back end...
 

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sadly I am not competent to do the sort of work required.

I had the main strip down and welding work done at a local firm who specialise in VW's called Kent Volkswagen They restore Karman Ghias so the body set up was not totally alien. Personally I thought that they did a fantastic job although the remit from me was not to do it in a rush which meant that hours wise they put in a lot, but they gave me a cracking hourly rate (in actual fact I simply paid the wages of the welder over the course of a period of time)

Now the 'important' stuff like finishing off, spray job and putting back together is being done at the Jaymic workshop. Who, I am pleased to say, agreed that most of the work from Kent VW was good but understandably there were a few areas not quite right as they didnt know the intricacies of the e9 so they had to do a little bit of re-work. Now they are at the stage where it could be painted in the coming month (subject to cash...!!!)
 
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